Saturday, November 3, 2012

Breeders Cup 2012 The Classic

Another gutsy performance from Fort Larned who led wire to wire to win the 5 million dollar Classic. Mucho Macho Man had Fort Larned in his sites but couldn't reel him in. Fort Larned is not a descendant of our Dancer but the other two are.

It's a wrap and I think I will say high to Ted Beare who is watching from that big racetrack in the sky.

1) Fort Larned (USA) No relation
2) Mucho Macho Man (USA) great great great grandson
3) Flat Out (USA) great grandson x2

Wrapping up - 41 out of 45 top 3 finishers were descendants of Northern Dancer - pretty typical. What was very surprising this year was the number of US breds 37 out of 45 - that may be some kind of recent record.

all the great images from Getty

video of race from BC

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